aftereffect aftereffect  /ˈæf tə rə ˌfɛkt/


  1. (n) any result that follows its cause after an interval
  2. (n) a delayed effect of a drug or therapy


  1. Of this number, at least 70% suffered some psychological aftereffect.
  2. Neurocrine's Indiplon avoids that aftereffect by selectively targeting just the nerve receptors in the brain that regulate sleep.
  3. The new anesthetic which thus delighted Baltimore surgeons with its speed and freedom from ether's nauseating aftereffect is called evipan.


  1. Pistol Politics Lead to Shell Shortage

    TONTITOWN, AR -- Politics and pistols, when paired together can make a pretty payday for sharpshooting salesmen, but it's the aftereffect the business is feeling now, trying to catch up from all the earlier demand. 
    on July 11, 2013     Source: KNWA Fayetteville

  2. Golfer, 16, fires 59 at event

    Will Grimmer’s words come so quickly, they’re sometimes difficult to process. Perhaps it’s an aftereffect of shooting 59 at a place so rich in golf history as Pinehurst, N.C. The 16-year-old went 11 under at Pinehurst No. 1 on Wednesday to climb back into contention at the North & South Junior.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: MSN


  1. "There's still swelling, but I'm well enough to play," Gooden said. "Who cares about the aftereffect? It's a huge stretch for us."
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Drew Gooden Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "At the start of the year, we all seemed to feel there was an aftereffect from the series with Golden State, where (Nowitzki) was throttled," TNT broadcaster Marv Albert said. "I don't know if he was psyched out or if it was one of those...
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: Marv Albert Source: USA Today

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